Wearable tech isn’t exactly a new concept (just ask Sony and Motorola), but it’s tipped to become the Next Big Thing just as soon as Apple and Samsung get involved.
The Apple iWatch might still be several months away, but Samsung’s effort is definitely landing on Wednesday, and in the meantime we’re getting a look at Galaxy Gear specs.
Specifically, via AmongTech, we’re told to expect Samsung Galaxy Gear specs to include a flat (i.e. non-curved) 2.5in OLED display with 320 x 320 resolution, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 4MP rear camera with 720p video capture - the latter potentially being ideal for surreptitious recording, hmm.
As for Samsung Galaxy Gear storage, it’ll weigh in at 6GB and 8GB, while speakers will be housed in the Gear’s strap.
Other Samsung Galaxy Gear specs will supposedly include an accelerometer, Bluetooth 4.0, Android Jelly Bean, and battery life of 10 hours, which seems a tad lame.
Samsung has made no bones about its plans for a smartwatch, acknowledging development way back in March this year, and more recently confirming that the Galaxy Gear will launch on September 4 alongside the Galaxy Note 3. As if we hadn’t figured that out already.
As for Apple, it’s tipped to launch the iPhone 5S and budget iPhone 5C in September, the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 in October, and the iWatch sometime thereafter.